We’re excited to announce the launch of our DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT matching gift challenge.
Three generous supporters will match your gift to 1000 Friends, dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 per gift and $23,000 total, meaning your gift will go twice as far to meet land use challenges that threaten Oregon's farm, ranch and forestland.
Asked why they love Oregon and support 1000 Friends, here’s what the sponsors of the DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT challenge match had to say:
“1000 Friends preservation of Oregon’s farm and forestland makes Oregon a place like no other.”
“We came to Oregon in the 70's because of the state's great reputation for environmental issues. A lot has changed, but 1000 Friends of Oregon has continued the fight against uncontrolled sprawl.”
"Supporting 1000 Friends is a declaration — Oregon is a home worth defending and improving.”
"Oregon's land use system requires active care and protection — 1000 Friends of Oregon is not simply protecting it, but ensuring that it is functioning as intended, to guide our state's sustainable growth."
Thanks to the support of our members and advocates like you, 1000 Friends of Oregon has already logged several important victories this year:
Defended the entirety of Douglas County from an exemption that would have allowed for more development in fire prone areas, big game habitat, and farm and forestland.
Maintained protections for hundreds of acres of high-value farmland from industrialization along the Lower Columbia River.
Struck down a Clackamas County legislative plan amendment that would have allowed any dwelling in the unincorporated parts of the county to operate — without a permit — as a hotel or vacation rental.
Prevented the irreversible conversion of grazing land to a junkyard and auto wrecking yard in Lake County.
Graduated an amazing group of community advocates, professional organizers and appointed and elected officials from our third Southern Oregon Land Use Leadership Initiative (LULI).